Bullhead Solar Project by EDF Renewables, LLC

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022110504
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Bullhead Solar Project by EDF Renewables, LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Land Use: Agriculture/ Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture, Floodplain); E 2.5 RS MH FPS (Estate 2.5 Acre, Residential Suburban, Mobilehome Combining, Flood Plain Secondary); E 5 MH FPS (Estate 5 Acre, Mobilehome Combining, Flood Plain Secondary)/ Kern County General Plan: 8.1(Intensive Agriculture); 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture); 8.3/ 2.5 (Extensive Agriculture Flood Hazard Overlay)/ Willow Springs Specific Plan: 5.3/4.4, 5.5, 5.6, (Residential/Comprehensive Plan); 6.2 (General Commercial/Comprehensive Plan)
Document Description
The Bullhead Solar is a proposed project photovoltaic (PV) solar facility with associated infrastructure on approximately 1,343.2 acres of privately-owned land in southeastern Kern County. As stated above, the proposed project would generate up to 270 MW of renewable electrical energy with a battery energy storage system (BESS) capable of storing approximately 270 MW, or 1,080 MWh of storage capacity. The proposed project includes the installation of solar development with associated PV panels, battery storage, inverters, converters, generators, foundations, transformers, and preferred and optional generation-tie (gen-tie) routes to the Rosamond and Whirlwind Substations, only one of which would be constructed. The project also includes laydown yards, a meteorological station, a microwave/ communication tower, and a substation.

Contact Information

Name
Janice Mayes
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated Area
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Total Acres
1343
Jobs
627
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
SR14
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
N/A
Township
9/10N
Range
13/14W
Section
Multi
Base
SBBM

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Communication tower), Power:Solar (Megawatts 270)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit, Nonsummary Vacation of Public Access Easements
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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